Dr. Richard Divalerio, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 60

Rheumatology

Dr. Richard Divalerio, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Divalerio has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. He graduated from Wash U, School of Medicine in 1988. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Richard Divalerio, MD

St Louis Medical Clinic

3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 100B Saint Louis, MO 63131
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Divalerio

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Divalerio treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Divalerio treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 432-1111.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Divalerio is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gout
Osteoarthritis
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Check Dr. Divalerio's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Divalerio's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(314) 432-1111

Dr. Divalerio accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Divalerio's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Divalerio

4.4

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
82.85714285714286%
(29)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
14.285714285714286%
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Simply didn’t care!
Awful. Every appointment has been worse than the previous one. He could not have cared less about what I’m going through. He gave me all of 5-10 minutes for my last appointment and I was in tears from what’s happening to me health wise. Too bad for me I guess. Have appointment with new rheumatologist next week!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Peggy – Jun 18, 2022
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Caring doctor with excellent skills.
Dr. Divalerio has been treating my husband for his rheumatoid arthritis. He is very caring and leaves no stone unturned in his effort to help his patient. At each visit he does comprehensive blood work and listens carefully to his patient before making recommendations. Dr. V. is well read and on top of the latest research in his field. His office gets back to his patient with blood test results and medication recommendations very soon after they have been seen. We have a lot of faith in him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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galemck – Jun 13, 2022
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I been seeing Dr Divalerio for quite sometime now. He is a very caring Dr. And he listens to you and answers questions if you don't understand. He has helped me out with my reheumatoid arthritis and if one medicine stops working he's right upon finding something else for me. Mary his secretary is so sweet, she always gets back to me the same day I call because they know reheumatoid arthritis is very painful and they don't like to see their patients in pain. I will be forever grateful to them for their services.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Norma j Deadmond – May 04, 2022
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First, his secretary is a gem! Dr. D. doesn't rush. Explains things well. Makes sure to answer all my questions. I think he's great! Too bad he isn't a PCP!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa P. – Jan 12, 2022
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Seen dr for 7 years, he picked a treatment, it allowed me to still be able to work, allowed me to have somewhat of a normal life and we stuck with it for years, my first visit of 2020 and he informed me that he now gets a letter from the health department telling him that he should pull me off of the drugs he prescribed... but he never replaced any of the therapy, even after telling him that it's ruining my job and my life. Well, he forced me out of work and I come to find out that he had no medical records on me, the blood work that he ran @ the beginning of 2020 was the first round of blood work for an initial workup and I started seeing him in 2014... Now who do I trust? Is the health dept stepping on toes or has he been poisoning me for 7 years without having any records, blood work, or imaging done. I have since started with another Rheumatologist and they have heard the same about him and are afraid that he is still allowed to practice. And since most of his patients are @ end-of
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nathaniel Reinhold – Dec 01, 2021
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Great Doctor and staff! Short wait time and takes time with you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 29, 2021
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I've known him since 2000. He's conservative, consistent, detailed, trusted. We actually have conversation when I visit him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 16, 2021
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I wouldn't even give this office 1 star, or should I say Dr. Divalerio and his secretary Mary.. if you want an office with compassion this is not it.. They seem to have issues communicating with their patients and dealing with Mary is nothing short of a nightmare.. my mom has been a patient for 25+ years, we all the sudden hear from home health that she is no longer a patient, Weird we just saw him Sep 10 and instead of a phone call, maybe some referrals to new physician and an explanation why, we had to call and get accused of lying to her and she said she sent a letter telling us he is no longer her physician!! After many years and many visits to be treated like that is unacceptable, I guess Mary doesn't have loved ones she has to look after or care for and you can sure tell
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Oct 02, 2020
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Dr DiValerio listens to your concerns and gives you time to ask questions. He always has a treatment plan to suggest if current one not effective. I would highly recommend him. Great personality as well. Never have to wait long or at all for your appointment time as he stays on schedule.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 19, 2020
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Dr DiValerio is an exceptional doctor. He's professional,intelligent, kind and listens to my concerns & makes an effort to improve my quality of life. His office is run efficiently. Never waited longer than 15 minutes. His nursing staff are friendly and helpful, Mary is a gem. She handles all my issues quickly and compassionately. I'm very impressed the doctor and staff here.I'm grateful to have found them and hope for a long relationship in the future.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Jan 21, 2019
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From the first time I met Dr. DiValerio, I felt at ease. He is one of those doctors that listens first, and then asks questions. He is truly concerned about what is ailing you, specifically what your problems are and actually wants to help you feel better. I was very impressed with Dr. DiValerio and would highly recommend going to him for your rheumatology needs. I plan on seeing him for years to come.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Andee Pacheco in St Louis, MO – Jun 01, 2017
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Checking -in for an appointment is always effortless and in short time you are seeing the Dr. Mary, his office support, is always helpful and returns calls promptly. Dr. Divalerio is, thorough, personable, knowledgeable and gives you the 'time' that you need with him. I'm basing my review on the 4 years I have been his patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Jim in St. Peters – Apr 16, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Richard Divalerio, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Divalerio has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1991
Jewish Hoap
Residency Hospital
1988
Wash U, School of Medicine
Medical School
1988
Washington University St Louis
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. Richard Divalerio, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Richard Divalerio, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Divalerio frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Divalerio specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Divalerio, MD's office located?

Dr. Divalerio's office is located at 3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 100B, Saint Louis, MO 63131. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

St Louis Medical Clinic

St Louis Medical Clinic PC3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 100B Saint Louis, MO 63131
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)